Agency Halloween Party Photos (USMS)

Vekonda Luangaphay filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2016USMS29959
Status
Rejected

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From: Vekonda Luangaphay

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All photos, maintained for internal or promotional use, from the agency's most recent Halloween party.
As noted in the 2008 House report, such photos are releasable under the Freedom of Information Act.
http://chsdemocrats.house.gov/SiteDocuments/20080408171515-43354.pdf

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The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vekonda Luangaphay

From: Castaneda, Cynthia (USMS)

The USMS is responding to your Freedom of Information Act Request received March 10, 2016, seeking "all photos, maintained for internal or promotional use, from the agency's most recent Halloween party."

A search of the USMS intranet page located no photographs responsive to your request.

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 60 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

From: Vekonda Luangaphay

I understand. Thank you.

From: Castaneda, Cynthia (USMS)

This office responded to your request on April 1, 2016, in the email below. You requested photographs. This office indicated that the USMS has no photographs responsive to your request. You replied to this office's response on April 14, 2016, stating that you "understand." The file on this request has been closed. You will receive no further notifications regarding this request. If you are dissatisfied with our action on your request, please see the appeal rights detailed in the April 1, 2016 email. Thank you.

Cynthia Castaneda
Government Information Specialist
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
Bldg. CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530-1000
Direct: (202) 307-9018
Main: (202) 307-9054
Fax: (703) 603-7004
Cynthia.Castaneda@usdoj.gov<mailto:Cynthia.Castaneda@usdoj.gov>

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